Dual-white CCT stands for ‘correlated colour temperature’ LED tape. Elsewhere, you’ll find them referred to as tuneable white LEDs or adjustable white LEDs.
Just like other strip-light products, dual-white LED tapes can be manufactured to output different brightness levels (depending on the power they draw and the spacing between LEDs; more LEDs per metre gives better colour mix and less spotting). Use InStyle’s 12-watt strips for feature-lighting and highlights (around 1,250 lumens per metre when both whites are at full brightness), or our brighter 24-watt strips for task-lights and main room lighting ( ≈ 2,500 lumens per metre).
As we’ve discussed elsewhere, white light is typically measured on the Kelvin scale. The two white chips found in dual-white LEDs are rated 2700K (warm white, which has a yellow tint similar to traditional halogen bulbs) and 6500K (the opposite end of the scale, being a white with a slight blue tint).
With one of our CCT controllers, you’ll be able to mix the two shades the same way RGB controllers mix red, green and blue LED light. So you can set your dual-white LEDs to output warm white only, cool white only, or any mix of them to create neutral whites (4000K), pure whites (5500K, no blue tint – think paper) and any other white shade.